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Reconstruction campaign to start on Jan 16

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KATHMANDU — The national reconstruction campaign led by the recently formed Reconstruction Authority will be formally initiated from January 16, 2016, on the occasion of eighteenth National Earthquake Safety Day.

Talking at a press meet organized by Earthquake Safety Day Publicity Sub-committee on Friday in the Capital, Director of Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Ramesh Prasad Singh said a declaration about the initiation of reconstruction works under the reconstruction authority will be made on January 16.

The reconstruction works are expected to begin formally with President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laying the foundations for the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu and houses in Bungamati of Lalitpur respectively.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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